Pembrokeshire Coast Path Milford Haven to Dale

By Yvonne Buckingham Pembrokeshire Fort

Yvonne Buckingham, Head of Sales and Marketing set herself the challenge of walking the entire length of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. We caught up with her to see how the latest adventure went!

77.5 miles accomplished, only 108 miles to go! Well here we were standing on the Rath at Milford Haven taking in the spectacular estuary views with our backpacks on ready for our Milford to Dale trek.

This walk took very careful planning to ensure that we captured the tides at the right time so we could pass through some key points of our walk. We meandered past the Marina at Milford Haven studying the finest of yachts and some awesome and quirky fishing boats just back from their daily catch.

Milford Haven Marina 

We took the bridge from the Marina through the village of Hakin, past Gelliswick beach and up the other side as we headed on towards Sandy Haven. This is where we needed to plan our time carefully to enable us to cross the stepping stones to reach the other side.

The views were amazing and some of the wildlife was fascinating. We were bemused by some interesting sculptures weaved into the bushes that trailed the track. At first we thought it was masses of cobwebs; however as we continued along it became apparent that these were not and instead we were presented with thousands and thousands of caterpillars weaving their webs throughout. Just fascinating!

Monks Haven  Yellow Flowers

We arrived at the top of Sandy Haven and caught a glimpse of some boats bobbing lightly so it was evident that the tide was going out. We decided to stop and have our lunch at the top by the campsite taking in the breath-taking views and sounds of the sea.

After our pit stop we carried on down towards the beach and were able to cross as the tide lapped away. We got to step on the Stepping stones; yippee!

Stepping Stones 

Once we had crossed, we walked up the hill towards Dale along some interesting buildings, then through the woods following a directional sign to Dale which pointed us towards the wooded areas which was lovely.

From here we walked the coastal path and dropped down to Monks Haven which apparently has a haunting past! The secluded cove looked like it was built into a building that replicated a palace. We also found a rope swing and had some fun. As always on nearly all of our walks, the weather was stunning, we passed some gorgeous secluded coves and then could see Dale on the horizon.

Secluded Beach 

We dropped down on the Gann which is famous for bird spotting and before we knew it we were into Dale village. It’s a quaint little village with a fantastic little pub - The Griffin, the perfect end to a perfect walk.


Here's to the next one...

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Pembrokeshire Coast Path Pembroke to Milford Haven

With 110 miles to go we caught up with Yvonne to talk about the latest part of her adventure, Pembroke to Milford Haven.